Minister of State for Home Affairs Mullappally Ramachandran said on Tuesday that a new scheme at a cost of Rs 205 crore has been prepared which is yet to be approved by the Competent authority.
“Bachelor of Engineering (Fire) course will commence only after creation of required infrastructure,” he said in a written reply on Tuesday.
He said the college lacked infrastructure and faculty as per the norms of Nagpur University.
The Minister said a scheme for upgradation of National Fire Service College, Nagpur prepared at a cost of Rs 103.95 crore, was approved in March 2005 for execution of construction and civil work of buildings, procurement of training aids, and laboratory items.
“The scheme was entrusted to Central Public Works Department for implementation. However, before the CPWD, the executing authority could start the work, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) opined that the scheme should be held in abeyance and facilities available made at par with the best available internationally,” he said.
The Minister said out of Rs 103.95 crore, an expenditure of Rs 68.28 lakh was incurred towards pre-construction activities and Rs 53.44 lakh towards acquisition of land measuring 14.61 acres.